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Holmer C of E Academy

Holmer C of E Academy

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Intent: PE – Athletics     


Our school aims:
Through our Christian values, we aim for:

  • Happy, kind individuals;
  • Opportunities for all;
  • Love of learning for life;
  • Motivated children who can thrive and succeed; 
  • Empowered children equipped with the skills to flourish in the wider world;
  • Resilient, respectful and responsible children.

The curriculum is designed with our pupils and the Holmer community in mind. It enables children to access and enhance their understanding of their home, their city and the wider community, developing their cultural capital and giving them opportunities and choices about their future and their impact as they progress through their school career and beyond. This will help them become successful members of modern British society, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities.


Curriculum statements 
EYFS: ‘Negotiates space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles.’
KS1: ‘Master basic movements including running and throwing, as well as developing, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.’
KS2: ‘Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.’


What will be made, produced, performed, or published?
The children will showcase what they have learned in sporting competitions, such as, Sports Day.
In PE lessons, the children will reflect and cogitate on how they can make progress on their personal best.
Photographs will be published on the school’s website and Twitter page showcasing a range of techniques needed to compete and achieve beyond expectations in athletics.

What knowledge will the children have embedded?
Children will know how to confidently and consistently use a range of methods, skills and techniques, such as: positioning, running, jumping and throwing, in order to participate in athletics.
They will know the correct sporting vocabulary depending on the activity. The children will understand why pace and agility is significant and how self-reflection can inspire them to achieve their personal best.


What retention may be demonstrated?
Here are some example questions that may be used to assess children’s understanding.
⇒ EYFS: What should we do with our arms when we are running?
⇒ KS1: What is the best position to start a race? Why must we move our arms when we are running?
⇒ KS2: Why is it important to set the pace in a race? How can self-reflection encourage us to perform better?


Cultural Capital 

  • Children will learn a variety of skills. They will be able to understand the mutual respect needed to compete in a sporting competition.
  •  This will be evident through the way they conduct themselves when they compete. They will be tolerant of the different faiths and beliefs that contribute to team competitions locally, nationally and internationally.
  • The children will understand that they are to be compliant with the rules of a game and that we live in a democratic society where both men and women can play mixed sports


British Values: 

⇒ Individual liberty
⇒ Democracy 
⇒ Rule of Law
⇒ Mutual respect
⇒ Tolerance of different faiths & beliefs